Chiropractic in Bentonville AR Improves Cerebral Spinal Fluid Flow

Chiropractic Care in Bentonville AR Improves Cerebral Spinal Fluid Flow

Chiropractic Bentonville AR Improving Cerebral Spinal Fluid Flow

The central nervous system plays a key role in how our body functions.  You may already know that the central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord.  But did you also know that cerebral spinal fluid is also an important part of the central nervous system?  Bentonville AR chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela provides neurologically-based chiropractic care to improve the function of your central nervous system, including your cerebral spinal fluid, or CSF.

Why Does CSF Matter in Bentonville AR?

Cerebral spinal fluid surrounds the brain to protect and cushion this essential organ. Not only does CSF surround and protect the brain from the hard surface of the skull, but it also acts as a barrier, keeping out waste and letting in nutrients. Additionally, the buoyancy of this fluid keeps the brain from deforming under its own weight.

But there’s more to the importance of CSF as well. Studies now point to the fact that several neurological conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis and chronic migraines, can be linked to the flow of CSF. Additionally, Atlas Displacement Complex, known as ADS, can also be a serious disorder that is linked to poor cerebral spinal fluid flow. ADS is caused by the atlas compressing blood vessels, which in turn causes CSF waste to build up, essentially causing a clog. This can lead to all sorts of issues such as toxicity, headaches, inflammation, and a myriad of other health problems.

CSF and Spinal Misalignments
Our bodies rely on proper CSF flow to let in nutrients and keep out waste. We can notice a decline in health if we aren’t getting proper flow of this vital fluid. Spinal misalignments can be at the root of poor CSF flow. Injuries or lack of physical activity can lead to misalignments in the spine, as can poor posture or repetitive trauma. When our spines are not in proper alignment, it disrupts the function of the central nervous system and can cause a disruption of CSF flow. Our bodies normally replenish 1 cup a day of CSF that has been absorbed through normal use. However, spinal misalignments can interrupt the flow, causing CSF to build up in the brain. When this happens, brain function can suffer. Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela can help overcome this interruption.

Chiropractic Care for CSF Flow

At the root of many CSF flow problems are spinal misalignments. Chiropractic care can not only address the issue at the source, but it can also prevent other related issues from occurring. Dr. Niemela will gently and precisely adjust the spine to remove misalignments, therefore restoring proper flow of CSF. Not only can proper function of the central nervous system improve CSF flow and brain function, but it can also vastly improve your overall health. Visit Dr. Niemela at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic to see how regular chiropractic care can positively improve your quality of life.


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